Mickey

 

 

The confusing part about Mickey is his face piece. All versions, even the current, has some form of face piece. Most of them are a separate piece of plastic. After each of these listed variations will be some of the stem combinations that have been seen.

 

1) The first is just a painted face, and usually pretty sloppy paint at that. He can be found on a regular stem or on the Die-Cut stem with Minnie on the side. His head is similar to the next guy, but rather than usuing paint, they used a piece of plastic.

2.6, Austria, NF, No IMC, Yellow Stem, Red Inner Sleeve, Red Button, Metal Spring, Metal Pin, Die-Cut Stem.

 

2.6, Austria, NF, No IMC, Yellow Stem, White Inner Sleeve, Red Button, Metal Spring, Metal Pin, No Die-Cut Stem.

 

2) The next version is Mickey with Die-Cut Face. He too can come on either the Die-Cut stem or regular. His face piece is just a thin hard, and brittle, piece of flesh colored plastic. A common flaw with him is that the thin piece of the plastic face piece that forms his eyes can easily be broken. His nose "pops" through his face piece, similar to a more recent Variation of Mickey. More on that in a bit. Next we get to my favorite.

 

2.6, Austria, NF, Yellow Stem, No IMC, Pez "Non-Shadow" on on side of stem, White Inner Sleeve, White Button, Metal Pin and Spring.

 

2.6, Austria, NF, Yellow Die-Cut Stem, Bright Red Inner Sleeve, Metal Pin and Spring.

 

3.4, Austria, NF, Yellow Stem, IMC 5, Yellow Opaque Inner Sleeve, Red Square Button, Metal Spring.

 

 

3) Mickey Mouse with Removable nose. This guy is real fun and not only for the head mold Variations, but the stems as well. Of course this guy is pretty easy to distinguish as his nose is a separate piece of plastic, hence the name Removable Nose. But, that's where the simplicity stops. The main difference is the area around the hinge holes. I'll seperate these by letters in addition to the numbers...

 

3A) This one has a smooth and rounded area where the hinge holes would be, if you could see them. His "cheeks" are completely round all the way around to the back of his head by the kicker. This is the least common Variation of this version of Mickey.

 

3.9, Yugoslavia, WF, Yellow Stem, IMC 5, White Translucent Inner Sleeve, Red Round Button, Plastic Spring.

 

3.9, Yugoslavia, NF, Yellow Stem, IMC 5, White Semi-translucent Inner Sleeve, Red Rectangular Button, Plastic Spring,

3.9, Yugoslavia, NF, Yellow Stem, IMC 5, Bright Yellow Translucent Inner Sleeve, Red Rectangular Button, Plastic Spring, Painted Eyelashes.

 

3B) This one has "C" shaped indention's where the hinge holes would be. This one to has no visible hinge hole. Just the indention.

 

3.4, Austria, NF, Yellow/Light Orange/Goldenrod Stem, IMC 2, Light Yellow Inner Sleeve, Red Rectangular Button, Metal Spring.

 

3.4, Austria, NF, Yellow Stem, IMC 2., Pink Inner Sleeve, Pink Round Button, Plastic Spring.

 

3.9, Austria, NF, Yellow Stem, IMC 2, Pale Yellow Inner Sleeve, Pink Round Button, Plastic Spring.

 

3.9, Austria, NF, Yellow Stem, IMC 2, White Translucent Inner Sleeve, Pink Round Translucent Button, Plastic Spring.

 

3.9, Austria, NF, Yellow Stem, IMC 8, Translucent Blue Inner Sleeve, White Button.

 

3.9, Austria, WF, Red Stem, "Eric Pyramid Nub" on back of head, Rectangular Nose Hole.

 

3.9, Austria, NF, Yellow Stem, IMC 8, White Inner Sleeve, White Round Button, Plastic Spring, "Eric Pyramid Nub".

 

3.9, Austria, WF, Blue Stem, IMC 8, "Gerad, Heather, Fozzie and Greensleeves" (spearmint) Inner Sleeve, White Round Button, Plastic Spring.

 

3.9, Austria, WF, Blue Stem, IMC 8, Opaque White Inner Sleeve, Opaque Tan Rectangular Button, Plastic Spring, Both Patent and Country of Origin are on the Left Side of Stem, Eye Paint is Small and Almost Stencil Like.

 

3.9, Austria, WF, Blue Stem, IMC 8, Translucent/Transparent Inner Sleeve, White Round Button, Plastic Spring, Both Patent and Country of Origin are on the Left Side of Stem, Eye Paint is Small and Almost Stencil Like.

 

3C) This one has the same indention's, but they have a small hole in them so that you can actually see the hinge pin.

 

2.6, Austria, NF, Yellow Stem, No IMC, Opaque Yellow Inner Sleeve, Red Rectangular Button, Metal Spring.

 

2.6, Austria, NF, Yellow Stem, Milk White Inner Sleeve, Red Button, Metal Spring.

 

3D) This one is what I like to call the "Partial Cheek" Mickey. The area around his hinge holes is completely cut away in a 45 degree angle along his ear. There is a small hole in this area in which you can see the hinge hole.

 

DBP 818, NF, Yellow Stem, White Inner Sleeve, Red Rectangular Button, Metal Spring.

 

DBP 818, NF, Red Stem, White Inner Sleeve, Red Rectangular Button, Metal Spring.

 

3.9, Hong Kong, NF, Red Stem, IMC 7, White Inner Sleeve, White Round Button, Plastic Spring.

 

3.9, Hong Kong, NF, Yellow Stem, IMC 7, Pink Inner Sleeve, Translucent Pink Round Button, Plastic Spring.

 

3.9, No Country Marked, NF, Orange Stem, IMC 7, Milky White Inner Sleeve, Milky White Round Button, Plastic Spring.

 

4) The next guy is actually similar to the Mickey with a Die-Cut face. He has a softer plastic face piece and a nose that "pops" through it. I've seen this guy advertised before as a Mickey Die-Cut so beware. His hinge pin area is similar to the one above except that you can't see the hinge pin.

 

3.9, Hong Kong, NF, Yellow Stem, IMC 6, White/Clear Inner Sleeve, White/Clear Round Button, Plastic Spring.

 

3.9, Hong Kong, WF, Yellow Stem, IMC 6, White/Clear Inner Sleeve, White/Clear Round Button, Plastic Spring, "PEZ" reads down both sides of stem.

 

 

5) Then there's the recently discontinued guy (Remake 1989). He too has the face piece, and believe it or not, I've seen him advertised as a "Rare Die-Cut Face Mickey". It may seem that he's a "Non-Variation" dispenser...wrong. He's got some great differences. Along with many shades of his face plate, some have hinge holes and some do not, yellow stems and red stems. Different copyright markings too.

 

3.9, Hungary, WF, Red Stem, IMC 1, White/Clear Inner Sleeve, White/Clear Button, Plastic Spring, Flesh Post Protrudes Inside of Head, No Hinge Holes.

 

3.9, Austria, WF, Semi-Translucent Red Stem, IMC 8, White/Clear Inner Sleeve, White/Clear Round Button, Plastic Spring, Flesh Post Protrudes Inside of Head, No Hinge Hole.

 

3.9, Austria, WF, Red Stem, IMC 8, White/Clear Inner Sleeve, White/Clear Square Button, Plastic Spring, Flesh Post Protrudes Inside of Head, No Hinge Hole.

 

3.9, Austria, WF, Very Light Yellow Stem, IMC 8, White/Clear Inner Sleeve, White/Clear Square Button, Plastic Spring, Flesh Post Protrudes Inside of Head, No Hinge Hole.

 

3.9, Austria, WF, Yellow Stem, IMC 8, Translucent Yellow Inner Sleeve, White/Clear Square Button, Plastic Spring, Flesh Post Protrudes Inside of Head, No Hinge Hole.

 

4.9, Czech Republic, WF, Red Stem, IMC 7, Pale Blue Inner Sleeve, White/Clear Round Button, Plastic Spring, Flesh Post Protrudes Inside of Head, No Hinge Hole.

 

4.9, Czech Republic, WF, Red Stem, IMC 7, White/Clear Inner Sleeve, White/Clear Round Button, Plastic Spring, Flesh Post Protrudes Inside of Head, No Hinge Hole.

 

4.9, Yugoslavia, WF, Red Stem, IMC 5, White/Clear Inner Sleeve, White Round Button, Plastic Spring, Flesh Post Protrudes Inside of Head, No Hinge Hole.

 

4.9, Hungary, WF, Red Stem, IMC 1, White/Clear Inner Sleeve, White/Clear Round Button, Plastic Spring, Flesh Post Protrudes Inside of Head, No Hinge Hole.

 

3.9, China, WF, Yellow Stem, IMC 6, White/Clear Inner Sleeve, White/Clear Square (Angled Corners) Button, No Flesh Post Protruding Through Inside of Head, No Hinge Holes.

 

3.9, China, WF, Red Stem, IMC 6, White/Clear Inner Sleeve, White/Clear Square (Angled Corners) Button, No Flesh Post Protruding Through Inside of Head, No Hinge Holes.

 

4.9, China, WF, Yellow Stem, IMC 6, White/Clear Inner Sleeve, White/Clear Square (Angled Corners) Button, No Flesh Post Protruding Through Inside of Head, Hinge Holes.

 

4.9, China, WF, Red Stem, IMC 6, White/Clear Inner Sleeve, White/Clear Square (Angled Corners) Button, No Flesh Post Protruding Through Inside of Head, Hinge Holes.

 

4.9, China, WF, Red Stem, IMC 6, White/Clear Inner Sleeve, Light Blue Square (Angled Corners) Button, No Flesh Post Protruding Through Inside of Head, Hinge Holes.

 

4.9, No Country Marked, WF, Red Stem, IMC 1, Translucent Peach Inner Sleeve, White/Clear Round Button, Plastic Spring, Flesh Post Protrudes Inside of Head, No Hinge Hole, Matte Finish Head.

 

4.9, No Country Marked, WF, Red Stem, IMC 1, Translucent Peach Inner Sleeve, White/Clear Round Button, Plastic Spring, Flesh Post Protrudes Inside of Head, No Hinge Hole, Glossy Finish Head.

 

4.9, China, WF, Semi-translucent Yellow Stem, IMC 6, White/Clear Inner Sleeve, White/Clear Square (Angled Corners) Button, No Flesh Post Protruding Through Inside of Head, No Hingle Holes.

 

 

6) Then there's the latest and greatest (Remake 1997). You gotta admit, he is the nicest looking Mickey in the bunch. Look how far they've come from the painted face to the Remake 1997. This is the one that is currently available.

 

4.9, Hungary, WF, Red Stem, IMC 1, White/Clear Inner Sleeve, White/Clear Round Button, Plastic Spring.

 

4.9, No Country Marked, WF, Neon Yellow Stem, IMC 1, White/Clear Inner Sleeve, White/Clear Round Button, Plastic Spring.

 

4.9, Hungary, WF, Neon Yellow Stem, IMC 1, White/Clear Inner Sleeve, White/Clear Round Button, Plastic Spring.

 

4.9, Slovenia, WF, Red Stem, White/Clear Inner Sleeve, White/Clear Round Button, Plastic Spring.

 

4.9, No Country Marked, WF, Red Stem, IMC 1, White/Clear Inner Sleeve, White/Clear Round Button, Plastic Spring.

Upadted 6/9/00

Boy, that was a doozy.  Bring on more!                             I'll pass!